Long live the field experience!
From St. Paul's Church National Historic Site (Mount Vernon) north to Moreau Lake State Park (Gansevoort), west to Ellenville Public Library & Museum, or east to Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site (Hoosick Falls), THV Explore Awards help educators and students visit hundreds of informal learning places in the Hudson Valley.
Explore Awards cover the cost of transportation, admissions, and programs.
Trips must be related to core curriculum or programs. If you are planning to visit a site in Hyde Park, please consider applying for a Bus On Us grant, instead of an Explore Award.
Teachers and other staff in after-school and summer programs, as well as public and private schools, are eligible.
Applicants--and the sites they visit--must be within the federally-designated Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area--that is, the counties of Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Ulster, and Westchester.
Please see guidelines for details and to download an application.
Photo: Rondout Middle School students aboard the fireboat, John J. Harvey, docked at Kingston.
(Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites)